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"Inside the green landscape of ​​Ancient Olympia's sacred site is the Museum of the History of the Olympic Games. A jewel for Greece".
days each year open to the public


High season 1st April – 31 Οctober 2023
Monday - Sunday
08:00 – 20:00
Last entry: 15 minutes before closing time .

Covid 19: Protection Mesures - Hygiene Protocol

Health protection measures and a controlled number of visitors apply to the museum. Please also consider the following: Visitors must take care of their hand hygiene. Liquid hand sanitizer is available in the Museum.


1 January, 25 March, 1 May, Easter Sunday, 25 and 26 December (Christmas).


General admission: 12 € Reduced admission: 6 € From 1st April to 31st October, the single ticket, valid for one day, costs 12€ (reduce ticket 6€) and includes the entrance to the following sites: 1. Archaeological Site of Olympia 2. Archaeological Museum of Olympia 3. Museum of History of the Ancient Olympic Games and 4. Museum of History of the Excavations of Olympia Tickets per area of interest are not issued. For the period from 1st November to 31st March the price of the single ticket for the above sites
is reduced by 50% for all visitors and costs 6€.
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Free admission

- 6 March: Melina Mercouri Day - 18 April: International Day of Monuments, - 18 May: International Day of Museums – The last weekend of September every year (European Cultural Heritage Days) – 28 October: National Anniversary – Every first Sunday of the month from 1st November to 31st March. ​

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Cafe - Πωλητήριο - Ψηφιακή Έκθεση

The Museum of the History of the Olympic Games of Antiquity does not operate a shop or a coffee shop. Those interested can visit the shops and/or refreshments of the Archaeological Site and the Olympia Museum, which operate a short distance away.

About the website

Design, construction, and scientific responsibility of the content of the website: Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Archaeologist of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia. Texts are edited by the scientific staff of the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Ephorate. The content of the website is constantly being enriched.

Ticket office – information: +302624029119


Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia, PC 27065, Ancient Olympia, Greece


Contact the curators

Call Center - Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia: +30 26240 22529 - 23753 (Mon - Friday, 8:00-14:00)

Museum's Director

Dr. Erofili - Iris Kollia, Archaeologist.

Taking photos in the Museum’s areas

Photos and short videos for strictly personal use are allowed in all areas of the museum. The use of flash and additional professional equipment (portable lights and tripods) is not allowed.

Professional photography, filming and publishing of the material in printed and electronic media is allowed only after the approval of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia. See here

the relative approval process and possible fees for photography and here the relative approval process and possible fees for filming.


The publication - use - sharing of the website’s videos, texts and photos is allowed exclusively and only for non-commercial use. The website – – must be mentioned as a source and there must be a link. Furthermore, all representations must necessarily be accompanied by the following information: “The rights of the depicted monuments belong to the Ministry of Culture and Sports”. “The Museum of History of the Ancient Olympic Games falls under the responsibility of the Ephorate of Antiquities of Ilia”.